After being lost and presumed KIA, Shin Megami Tensei 4 finally has a targeted European window of Q3 2014. In 2013 Atlus confirmed a European arrival for the 3DS JRPG, but the game only hit Japan and North America last year. This week, Atlus said it's self-publishing Shin Megami Tensei 4 as an eShop-only game, and it'll be English-language only.

The news follow's Zen United returning Persona 4 Arena's digital rights in Europe to Atlus, suggesting the Japanese publisher may be starting to self-publish its games in European territories. On the other hand, there remains no word on European release details for the four recently announced Persona games, including Persona 5.
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Demons Invade the Eastern Kingdom of Europe
Shin Megami Tensei IV is Scheduled for a Q3 Release in Europe for Nintendo 3DS
Irvine, Calif. - June 10, 2014 - After an unplanned hiatus, Shin Megami Tensei® IV is back on track for releasing in Europe. The groundbreaking RPG from ATLUS is the first true Shin Megami Tensei sequel since 2003's SMT: Nocturne. ATLUS will be self-publishing SMT IV in Europe as a digital download release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS™. The release will be English language-only, and the price is still to be determined, but the launch is targeted for Q3.

The story of SMTIV revolves around the Samurai, the sacred protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. As a newly appointed Samurai, players will struggle with factions that have nefarious designs on the world as they defend Mikado from a growing army of demons flowing from the mysterious dungeon, Naraku. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Details on the European release, including price and DLC availability will be revealed in the coming months.
About ATLUS
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences. http://www.atlus.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.